Posts Tagged ‘Evangelii Gaudium’

Anglican Alpha founder praises Catholic evangelisation

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Alpha course founder Rev. Nicky Gumbel has said the Catholic Church is leading the way in evangelisation. Speaking at the Proclaim ‘15 national Catholic evangelisation gathering in Birmingham in England on July 11, Rev. Gumbel said he loves the Catholic Church. Rev. Gumbel, an Anglican minister from Holy Trinity Brompton, is the pioneer of Alpha, Read more

Francis’ road map for Church will last a century or more

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Pope Francis’ road map for the future of the Church will far outlive his pontificate, a German theologian has predicted. Speaking in Austria during the second week of the recent synod on the family, Cardinal Walter Kasper said Francis is a “gift of God”. The Pope’s theology and his vision for the Church are centred Read more

Pope and Bank of England Governor stress human-centred economy

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Pope Francis and the Governor of the Bank of England have both stressed that the human person must be at the centre of the global economy. Pope Francis addressed a closed-door conference organised by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace held in Rome on July 11-12. Bank of England governor Mark Carney was one of Read more

Evangelii Gaudium: The mysterious working of the risen Christ and his Spirit

Friday, June 27th, 2014

275. In the second chapter, we reflected on that lack of deep spirituality which turns into pessimism, fatalism, and mistrust. Some people do not commit themselves to mission because they think that nothing will change and that it is useless to make the effort. They think: “Why should I deny myself my comforts and pleasures Read more

Evangelii Gaudium – The spiritual savour of being a people

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

268. The word of God also invites us to recognise that we are a people: “Once you were no people but now you are God’s people” (1 Pet 2:10). To be evangelizers of souls, we need to develop a spiritual taste for being close to people’s lives and to discover that this is itself a Read more

Evangelii Gaudium – Personal encounter with love of Jesus

Friday, June 20th, 2014

264. The primary reason for evangelizing is the love of Jesus which we have received, the experience of salvation which urges us to ever greater love of him. What kind of love would not feel the need to speak of the beloved, to point him out, to make him known? If we do not feel Read more

Evangelii Gaudium – Reasons for a renewed missionary impulse

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

262. Spirit-filled evangelizers are evangelizers who pray and work. Mystical notions without a solid social and missionary outreach are of no help to evangelization, nor are dissertations or social or pastoral practices which lack a spirituality which can change hearts. These unilateral and incomplete proposals only reach a few groups and prove incapable of radiating Read more

Evangelii Gaudium – Spirit-filled evangelisers

Friday, June 13th, 2014

259. Spirit-filled evangelizers means evangelizers fearlessly open to the working of the Holy Spirit. At Pentecost, the Spirit made the apostles go forth from themselves and turned them into heralds of God’s wondrous deeds, capable of speaking to each person in his or her own language. The Holy Spirit also grants the courage to proclaim Read more

Evangelii Gaudium – Social dialogue in a context of religious freedom

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

255. The Synod Fathers spoke of the importance of respect for religious freedom, viewed as a fundamental human right.[202]This includes “the freedom to choose the religion which one judges to be true and to manifest one’s beliefs in public”.[203] A healthy pluralism, one which genuinely respects differences and values them as such, does not entail Read more

Evangelii Gaudium – Inter-religious dialogue

Friday, June 6th, 2014

250. An attitude of openness in truth and in love must characterize the dialogue with the followers of non-Christian religions, in spite of various obstacles and difficulties, especially forms of fundamentalism on both sides. Interreligious dialogue is a necessary condition for peace in the world, and so it is a duty for Christians as well Read more